Panthers coach John Fox said Monday that Jake Delhomme still was his best option, and his teammates lined up to defend him.
That does not, however, mean he'll get a chance to exorcise any demons in Arizona this weekend.
Fox said he couldn't guarantee that he wouldn't bench Delhomme but hadn't made a decision yet. In the past, his support of the 34-year-old quarterback has been solid, but that has changed in recent weeks, as Delhomme's turnovers have helped unravel a promising season. Less than a month ago, Fox answered a question about Delhomme's status as starter with “Yes with a capital Y,” but Monday he was far from certain.